Knowledge Center

  • Testosterone Levels and Risk of Prostate Cancer: What's the Connection?

    The role testosterone plays in prostate cancer has been researched for decades. But what if you don’t have prostate cancer – is having higher or lower testosterone at any stage of life potentially a risk factor for developing it?
  • Use It (Testosterone) or Lose It – Type 2 Diabetes

    Men with type 2 diabetes and low testosterone levels have been shown to benefit from testosterone restoration therapy. Learn more about how TRT can help you manage your blood sugar levels.
  • Testosterone and Obesity in Men: a Direct Link

    Men with low testosterone are often obese, and obese men often have low testosterone. Coincidence? Not at all. You don’t have to be overweight to have low testosterone. But the more overweight you are, the more likely your testosterone level will be low. Learn more about the link between testosterone and obesity.
  • Testosterone therapy to prevent type 2 diabetes in men at risk

    Obesity is a well-established cause of low testosterone that is potentially reversible with weight loss.(1-3) While theoretically obesity is a reve...
  • Low testosterone and heart disease

    You’re probably used to having blood drawn as part of a normal checkup at your doctor’s office. It might cause a bit of pain to be poked with a nee...
  • Can testosterone injections cause heart problems?

    Can too much testosterone cause heart attack or stroke? Learn more about what the data really says when it comes to heart problems and Testosterone Replacement Therapy.
  • Is very low testosterone dangerous?

    Having sufficient levels of testosterone is critical for men’s health at all ages. But how low is too low, and what are the risks associated with long-term low testosterone?
  • AACE and ACE Clinical Practice Guidelines on Obesity Call for Testosterone Testing and Treatment

    These days, it is difficult to not be constantly exposed to multi-media advertising for Testosterone Boosters. Unfortunately, physicians are not able to keep up to date with the rapidly emerging research data supporting the safety and need for hormone optimization. This article attempts to summarize and illustrate the newest practice guidelines by AACE and ACE to support all adult men with obesity to undergo testosterone testing and treatment.
  • Cardiovascular Risk and Elevation of Blood DHT Levels Vary by Testosterone Preparation

    Patients who have undergone testosterone restoration treatment by other clinics or physicians are often completely confused as to what the guideline for how much testosterone can be given is and the reason for the limit. Because of the immediate and drastic improvement of many symptoms suffered by men with suboptimal testosterone levels, including an increase in lean body mass, competitive drive, ability to concentrate, short term memory and sexual libido, patients have always wondered how far we can push the optimization of these symptoms, while at the same time avoiding any potential negative side effects.
  • Effects of Testosterone Therapy for 3 Years on Muscle Performance and Physical Function in Older Men

    Declining testosterone levels – which is commonly seen in men as they get older - are associated with reduced lean body mass, muscle strength, physical function and performance. Evidence for a causal-effect relationship between testosterone levels and lean body (muscle) mass comes from several studies which have shown that testosterone treatment consistently increases lean body mass (which is a proxy measure for muscle mass).